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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The short story 'Obits' won the 2016 Edgar for best short story. Featuring introductions to each story, read by Stephen King.

A thrilling collection of 21 stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one collection for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives listeners a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivations.

The number one best-selling writer has dazzled listeners with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection Night Shift was published. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the work: 'There's something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like...a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street bazaar.'

In The Bazaar of Bad Dreams there is a curio for every reader - a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries, a poignant tale about the end of the human race and a firework competition between neighbours which reaches an explosive climax. There are also intriguing connections between the stories; themes of morality, guilt, the afterlife and what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. Effervescent yet poignant, juxtaposing the everyday against the unexpected, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant listener as well as to those fascinated by the autobiographical insights in his celebrated nonfiction title On Writing. 'I made them especially for you,' says King. 'Feel free to examine them, but please be carefuly. The best of them have teeth.'

  • 'Introduction' read by Stephen King
  • 'Mile 81' read by Thomas Sadoksi
  • 'Premium Harmony' read by Will Patton
  • 'Batman and Robin Have an Altercation' read by Santino Fontana
  • 'The Dune' read by Edward Herrmann
  • 'Bad Little Kid' read by Dylan Baker
  • 'A Death' read by Cotter Smith
  • 'The Bone Church' read by Cotter Smith
  • 'Morality' read by Mare Winningham
  • 'Afterlife' read by Dylan Baker
  • 'Ur' read by Holter Graham
  • 'Herman Wouk Is Still Alive' read by Brooke Bloom and Kathleen Chalfant
  • 'Under the Weather' read by Peter Friedman
  • 'Blockade Billy' read by Craig Wasson
  • 'Mister Yummy' read by Peter Friedman
  • 'Tommy' read by Stephen King
  • 'The Little Green God of Agony' read by Hope Davis
  • 'Cookie Jar' read by Santino Fontana
  • 'That Bus Is Another World' read by Fred Weller
  • 'Obits' read by Fred Weller
  • 'Drunken Fireworks' read by Tim Sample
  • 'Summer Thunder' read by Will Patton


Genre: Horror
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams: Stories (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-606-39437-0 / 978-0-606-39437-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4104-8376-2 / 978-1-4104-8376-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4736-9888-X / 978-1-4736-9888-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-5011-1167-1 / 978-1-5011-1167-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-5011-9795-9 / 978-1-5011-9795-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4736-9893-6 / 978-1-4736-9893-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-59413-896-6 / 978-1-59413-896-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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October 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-5011-2787-X / 978-1-5011-2787-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4736-9892-8 / 978-1-4736-9892-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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January 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-5011-4642-4 / 978-1-5011-4642-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4736-9889-8 / 978-1-4736-9889-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 1-4423-8850-1 / 978-1-4423-8850-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
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